One Small Detail

How could such a teeny, tiny organism in a teeny, tiny area of my head bring me to a complete stop?

Over the weekend I felt dizzy and light headed several times. I chalked it up to dehydration and drank more water.

It didn’t help.

After church Sunday, where an usher could tell something was wrong, I went right to bed. The dizziness kept coming and added a new twist – room spinning.

I went to the doctor and found I had an infection in my middle ear. That bacteria grew in the very space that controlled my feelings of balance. I decided to do my writing in bed; then, if I felt like falling, I could guarantee a soft landing!

Sometimes the smallest thing can change everything.

How did an army of 26,700 men defeat the army of 400,000 men two days in a row?

Judges 20:16, “Among all these were 700 chosen men who were left-handed; every one could sling a stone at a hair and not miss.”

If you met a “slinger” in battle, you were dead. They never missed. These “slingers” were even more deadly because their weapon was in the left hand. Death came from an unexpected side.

The “slingers” seemed to be undefeatable, but after fasting and prayer, the Lord delivered them into the hands of the Israelites. Only 600 men survived. They kept the mastery of “slinging” alive.

King David was a “slinger” and with that weapon he killed Goliath. His army had a contingent of ambidextrous Benjaminite “slingers,” see 1 Chronicles 12:2.

In 2 Kings 2:35, the “slingers” were credited with capturing the city of Kir-hareseth.

Dear Lord,

This bacteria has defeated me for two days. I pray that you will deliver me from its effects.